That’s how much I had left in my checking account before payday. Usually it’s much lower than that – and I had cash in my wallet and extra funds in my Paypal account besides!
It’s probably – OK, definitely – not a desirable thing to have such a low balance in my checking account. In this era of online and mobile banking, however, I could transfer money from another account in literally seconds from anywhere. My accounts at two different banks are linked, and I have a Paypal debit card that can draw on either of them. It’s kind of amazing, if you think about it, especially as I recall all too clearly the era of calling the bank and paying $3 to transfer funds between accounts. In fact, I wrote up thousands of such transfers and fees in my days in customer service.
Back to my $15.11. I get paid every other week, and generally when I have extra money left over, it goes straight into savings. This being the month before Christmas, however, it’s going to go towards holiday gifts.